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OECD Studies on Water
Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean
A Multi-level Approach
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  28 Nov 2012
Pages: 180 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264174535 , OECD Code: 422012101P1
Price:   €36 | $50 | £32 | ¥4600 | MXN640 , Standard shipping included!
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This report addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) and identifies good practices for co-ordinating water across ministries, between levels of government, and across local and regional actors.  Based on the OECD Multilevel Governance Framework and a survey on water governance, the report i) maps the allocation of roles and responsibilities in 13 LAC countries’ water policy at central government and sub-national level; ii) identifies the main coordination “gaps” in terms of territorial and institutional fragmentation, funding mismatch, information asymmetry, accountability, objectives and capacity, and iii) provides a range of mechanisms to improve water governance at all levels and foster capacity-building.

Table of contents:

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Executive summary
Chapter 1. A multi-level governance approach to address complexity in the water sector
-Water as a cornerstone for development
-Better public governance for sustainable water policies: A rationale for a multi-level approach
-OECD Multi-level Governance Framework: A tool to diagnose water governance challenges
Chapter 2. Mapping institutional roles and responsibilities
-Main features and observations of central government institutional mapping
-Main features and observations of institutional mapping at the sub-national level
Chapter 3. Multi-level governance challenges in the LAC water sector
-Methodology for evaluating multi-level governance challenges in water policy making
-A preliminary classification of LAC countries
Chapter 4. Multi-level co-ordination instruments for water policy making: Evidence from the LAC region
-Overview of governance instruments for managing mutual dependencies in the water sector
-Institutional mechanisms for upper horizontal co-ordination in water policy making
-Co-ordinating water policy making across levels of government and among sub-national actors
Chapter 5. Country profiles
-Costa Rica
-Dominican Republic
-El Salvador

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